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Celebrate Brooklyn: ESPERANZA SPALDING PRESENTS: EMILY’S D+EVOLUTION | JOSÉ JAMES
Jun 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm| Free
The captivating bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding’s “sprawling collage of jazz fusion, Brazilian, and even a touch of hip-hop” (PopMatters) has earned her critical acclaim, universal love, and four GRAMMYs—including Best New Artist in 2011, making her the first ever jazz artist in the category. She brings her latest project of all new material to the Bandshell. The evening begins with fellow free-thinker José James, whose breakout 2013 album No Beginning No Endsounded “like the result of the black-pop continuum, jazz and soul and hip-hop and R&B, slow cooked for 50 years” (TheNew York Times).
BRIC presents the 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, comprised of 29 performances, June 3 – August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn’s eclecticism and diversity, features a wide array of free, world-class performances in the singular environs of the Prospect Park Bandshell.